Monday, June 23, 2008

On the Dark Side

Ever since my daughter dropped this line in conversation (she read it online somewhere as someone's sig tag), I've wanted this T-shirt. Bad. You can almost hear Darth Vader saying it.

Of the T-shirts I own, my favorites are the Still Plays with Dirt I wore to a speaking engagement a few years back, and the one Mom gave me for my birthday with Careful, or you'll end up in my novel on it.

Today my T-shirt should read Aut viam inveniam aut faciam* with a middle finger being deployed. I think a girl can never have too many obscure Latin/disrespectful hand gesture T-shirts.

What should your T-shirt say today?

*Translation: I'll either find a way or make one.


  1. I like the "find a way or make one", it's very in with what I'm doing this week.

    For classes in fall, since science and fashion can go together:

    in hot pink and silver.I'll see how long it takes for my cell bio prof to laugh. I'll probably get a few shirts of science-geekery.

  2. I already have a t-shirt with one of my fav slogans: "I Make Stuff Up." I got it in the boy's department at Target.

  3. Okay, I'll go to the Dark Side as long as the cookies are Chocolate Chip. :)

    Actually my current mantra is
    "I'm moving to Alaska." Which I think would go well on a t-shirt.

    As for the reason for that mantra? Other than Dh and the kids, who I would take with me, I have no family or in-laws that live in Alaska.

    I dream of a place with no phone service and no roads to my house.

  4. Hi Lynn,
    Mine would say (as taken from one of my favorite movies Tombstone), by Ringo to Doc Holiday..."Juventus stultorum magister". This is, I believe, translated to mean; "Youth is the teacher of fools". So that when my 20 year old son saw this he would think twice about doing crazy numskull things...

  5. Oooh, I want a Dark Side tee shirt, too. I have one tee shirt that has a caffeine molecule printed on it. I wore my other fave yesterday and posted the pic to prove it (AYBABTU). One I really need to get made, though, would have this Terry Pratchett quote: "In the beginning was nothing, which exploded." It so perfectly sums up writing a book.

  6. Anonymous7:35 AM

    This is one I have to get:

    Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side and it holds the universe together.

  7. Anonymous8:19 AM

    In honor of the late, lamented George Carlin:

    "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

  8. Anonymous8:21 AM

    My daughter has a great T shirt

    Explain to me
    Why I need
    A boyfriend

    Her first/only bf from two years ago became a stalker for a while. She's definitely taken her t-shirt to heart.

    Me, I'd have one that says

    I slaughter pretend people for money!

  9. Anonymous8:33 AM

    Via specifically means "road," not just a "way" in general.

  10. I don't exist for your amusement.
    Nor do you amuse me.
    Piss off.

    (bad day--can you tell?)

  11. Anonymous10:06 AM

    I have the "Careful, or you'll end up in my novel" shirt too. And the "Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" shirt actually exists:

  12. I have one that says..

    Hell was full
    So I'm back

  13. Anonymous11:06 AM

    My favorite t-shirt motto is:

    Never give up on your stupid, stupid dreams.

    I think all writers should have this one.



  14. Anonymous11:18 AM

    There'd better be books in heaven otherwise I'm going to hell.

  15. I want the "Careful, or you'll end up in my novel" one. I've been hinting, but obviously not enough. I'll have to leave catalogs open with big arrows this year.

  16. I am currently wearing one that says, "Hi, I'm confused."

    It pretty much sums it all up.

    Ohhh, but I followed the link back to your earlier post about wearing the "plays with dirt" shirt to the working mom's meeting. (Having come late to this party, I missed it the first time around.) I laughed so hard I cried.

  17. You can get those dark side t-shirts at My favorite there is:

    You read my t-shirt. That's enough social interaction for one day.

  18. Where can I find "Careful, or you will end up in my novel"? That is great.

    My personal favorites are "Please stare at my boobs when you talk to me!"
    "You say psycho like it's a bad thing"
    "Well behaved women rarely make history"

  19. My husband has a t-shirt in electric blue that says "If you choke a smurf, what color does it turn." He wore it to a CPR class we took in the NICU right after our youngest was born. It set the tone for the whole class...

    I sent the 3-year old to daycare today in a shirt reading "Too much candy is a good thing".

    For myself, I love my jammies that read "Chocolate, it's not just for breakfast any more."

  20. Anonymous3:37 PM

    I used to covet one that said "I see stupid people". But my total guilty pleasure is anything Buffy. (Being male and 33 years old this doesn't really feel right, but I can't help it. I have this total crush on Willow, which is even worse on so many levels).

    Oh, and I don't have neither of those, so I usually end up with anything with geek humor on it.

  21. Go Tambo!

    My current favorite (besides anything that says "Spurs") is also from

    There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don't.

    My other favorite is "Support your right to keep and arm bears."

  22. After facing a stressful situation again, I decided I need a t-shirt that says:

    "My Zen is slipping!"


  23. This T-shirt would work well for me:

    I reject your reality and substitute my own.

  24. Anonymous11:59 PM

    Why, yes, sir, I know exactly where you can go take a hike.

    My day job is at a visitor information centre. Somedays you just have to laugh at the little things.

  25. Anonymous3:21 AM

    The shirt I was wearing earlier expressed my mood:

    Nevermind. I'll kill them all myself

    I walked into Auto Zone w/ that on- one of the employees just looked at me & said "That's a very 'up' shirt."

  26. My favorite t-shirt and one I used to wear all the time under my day job uniform says:

    Silence is golden but duct tape is silver.


    My husband has one that always gets laughs:

    If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

  27. Anonymous5:50 PM

    It would be either
    "Librarians are all knowing and all seeing. They bring order to chaos. They preserve every aspect of human knowledge. Librarians rule. And they will kick the crap out of anyone who says otherwise.

    "In my family, that's not silence, it's reloading."

    from "Armed and Magical"


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